William "Bill" H. Meyer

September 19, 1926 ~ July 17, 2022 (age 95)


William H. “Bill” Meyer passed away peacefully at 4:14 am, just before the break

of dawn on July 17, 2022. He was home, surrounded by his loving family. He

was the son of the late William H. and Alma (Joergler) Meyer; stepmother Ann

(Little) Meyer. He is also predeceased by daughter Mary Catherine (Meyer) Bell

and grandsons Harrison J. Meyer and Charles D. Bickel. He is survived by loving

wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Ann (Irwin) Meyer; children Joseph C. (Maureen)

Meyer, Ann E. (Philip) Bickel, William H. (Deborah) Meyer, III, Theresa A. (Michael)

Eilerman, Patricia S. (Thomas) Brohard; 26 grandchildren, 38 great-

grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Bill led a beautiful faith and family centered life that began with his birth

September 19, 1926. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and lovingly raised, by his

father, his grandparents, and his aunts. He graduated from St. Charles

Preparatory School in 1944. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and

served our country as a Sea Bee during World War II. He survived an intense

attack on his section of the Josiah Snelling merchant ship during the Battle of

Okinawa on May 28, 1945.

He met the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Irwin, while serving as a youth minister

at Holy Family Catholic Church in Columbus, OH. There, they were wed on

October 18, 1952. It was then that he realized his greatest purpose and joy in life

as a family man first, last, and always. He was led by his faith in his roles as son,

husband, father and friend to many. He demonstrated good will, acceptance,

forgiveness, love and charity; thus, teaching us all, and always with a dose of wit

and wisdom, by the honorable way he lived his life.

He remained active in charitable ministry throughout his life. He was a founding

member of St. Elizabeth Church and served as treasurer on the parish council

for many years. He was a loyal supporter of St. Vincent DePaul Society. Bill was

also a finance officer of Charity Newsies and assisted prison ministry at Orient

State. He made the 4th Columbus Cursillo Men’s Weekend. He is a currently

registered member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Gahanna, where his son,

Joseph Meyer serves as a deacon.

While his Catholic faith nourished his spirit, he nurtured his body by being

physically active throughout his life. He was an avid golfer and in retirement

enjoyed working at Royal American Links. He and Liz were known by all at

Westerville Athletic Club and then the Gahanna YMCA. The weather rarely

deterred their commitment to daily fitness. They enjoyed frequent walks together

around their Collingwood Pointe community and inspired many by their


He was graduate of American Institute of Banking and Graduate School of Real

Estate Finance, through Franklin University. He retired in 1989, after a 40 year

career with National City Bank (PNC).

For his family, Bill Meyer will forever be the leader of the band. As the song says,

“His blood runs through our fingers and his song is in our souls.” We are just a

living legacy to this great man.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St.

Matthew the Apostle Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at

10:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends who wish may contribute to Saint Stephens Community

House, 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43219. The Saint Stephens

Community house strives to strengthen families and create a community of

togetherness and opportunity for the Linden area. A dedicated donation in

William H Meyer’s name may be made directly at

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July 20, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Matthew the Apostle Church
807 Havens Corner Rd
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

July 21, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Matthew the Apostle Church
807 Havens Corner Rd
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Mass of Christian Burial
July 21, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Matthew the Apostle Church
807 Havens Corner Rd
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

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